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Carpenter returns to Baltimore as owner-driver

Carpenter returns to Baltimore as owner-driver

Years ago, a rising basketball coach at a little school in the suburbs outside New York used to introduce himself, "Jim Valvano, Iona College." In return, the coach who later gained national fame at North Carolina State said he would often hear, "Son, you're too young to own a college."

Ed Carpenter could get the same reaction the Indy Car Series circuit. At 31, Carpenter is the owner — and driver — of the racing team that bears his name. There have times this year — the team's first — when it also might bare his soul.

An IndyCar series driver for the past eight years, Carpenter left Sarah Fisher Racing after getting...